Paralogic Rhetoric

Paralogy and the Possibilities of Rhetoric Davidson's and Derrida's analyses of discourse suggest that ( a ) both ... the Sophistic tradition , provides the historical foundation for a paralogic rhetoric , a rhetoric that treats the ...

Author: Thomas Kent

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838752500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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"Building on the ideas of philosophers and literary theorists such as Donald Davidson, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and Mikhail Bakhtin, Thomas Kent investigates in Paralogic Rhetoric the role that interpretation plays in the acts of writing and reading. Kent argues that both writing and reading - as kinds of communicative interaction - constitute thoroughly hermeneutic activities that cannot be reduced to discreet conceptual frameworks or to systemic processes of one kind or another. Kent calls his view of communicative interaction paralogic hermeneutics, and he employs this notion to critique some of our most influential contemporary approaches to the study of writing and reading." "Kent develops his argument in two general stages. In the first stage - chapters one through four - he discusses the meaning of the term paralogy and defines the concept of paralogic hermeneutics. In addition, he attacks in these chapters the claim endorsed by many rhetoricians and literary theorists that language conventions control the meaning of utterances, and in place of the conventionalist formulation of communicative interaction, Kent advocates an externalist account of meaning that attempts to move beyond the old Cartesian opposition of mind and world. In stage two of his argument - chapters five through seven - Kent draws out some of the practical implications of a paralogic hermeneutics for the disciplines of rhetoric and literary criticism. One of Kent's most provocative and important claims in these chapters concerns his assertion that the traditional disciplinary boundary existing between composition studies and literary studies evaporates once writing and reading are regarded as hermeneutic endeavors." "Finally, Paralogic Rhetoric represents a frontal assault on some of the fundamental assumptions about writing and reading held by many of our most important contemporary rhetoricians and literary theorists. Kent argues persuasively that the time has arrived for a reconsideration of our current conceptions concerning both the production and the reception of discourse, and in these pages, he proposes a description of communicative interaction that serves as a large first step toward a radical redescription of writing and reading."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Feminism Beyond Modernism

Berlin develops his ideas more fully in Rhetorics , Poetics , and Cultures , using the term social - epistemic rhetoric rather than ... Thomas Kent in Paralogic Rhetoric also moves interactionalism in the direct of postmodernism .

Author: Elizabeth A. Flynn

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809389223

Category: Feminism

Page: 215

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Post process Theory

Concerning professional communication's research goal , for example , post - process scholars assert that although examining the act of writing may well produce interesting stories ( Kent , Paralogic Rhetoric 70 ; Thralls and Blyler 26 ) ...

Author: Thomas Kent

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Breaking with the still-dominant process tradition in composition studies, post-process theory?or at least the different incarnations of post-process theory discussed by the contributors represented in this collection of original essays?endorses the fundamental idea that no codifiable or generalizable writing process exists or could exist. Post-process theorists hold that the practice of writing cannot be captured by a generalized process or a "big" theory. Most post-process theorists hold three assumptions about the act of writing: writing is public; writing is interpretive; and writing is situated. The first assumption is the commonsensical claim that writing constitutes a public interchange. By "interpretive act," post-process theorists generally mean something as broad as "making sense of" and not exclusively the ability to move from one code to another. To interpret means more than merely to paraphrase; it means to enter into a relationship of understanding with other language users. And finally, because writing is a public act that requires interpretive interaction with others, writers always write from some position or some place. Writers are never nowhere; they are "situated." Leading theorists and widely published scholars in the field, contributors are Nancy Blyler, John Clifford, Barbara Couture, Nancy C. DeJoy, Sidney I. Dobrin, Elizabeth Ervin, Helen Ewald, David Foster, Debra Journet, Thomas Kent, Gary A. Olson, Joseph Petraglia, George Pullman, David Russell, and John Schilb.

Rhetoric and Composition As Intellectual Work

Attempting to move beyond the still dominant writing - process paradigm in composition studies , a paralogic rhetoric understands communicative interaction to be necessary and even sufficient for the formation of human understanding ...

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809389339



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Resounding the Rhetorical

Kent's articles “Beyond System: The Rhetoric of Paralogy” and “Paralogic Hermeneutics and the Possibilities of Rhetoric” inform his book Paralogic Rhetoric, which articulates the model of hermeneutic guessing he outlines in the ...

Author: Byron Hawk

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822983478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Resounding the Rhetorical offers an original critical and theoretical examination of composition as a quasi-object. As composition flourishes in multiple media (digital, sonic, visual, etc.), Byron Hawk seeks to connect new materialism with current composition scholarship and critical theory. Using sound and music as his examples, he demonstrates how a quasi-object can and does materialize for communicative and affective expression, and becomes a useful mechanism for the study and execution of composition as a discipline. Through careful readings of Serres, Latour, Deleuze, Heidegger, and others, Hawk reconstructs key concepts in the field including composition, process, research, collaboration, publics, and rhetoric. His work delivers a cutting-edge response to the state of the field, where it is headed, and the possibilities for postprocess and postwriting composition and rhetoric.

Invention in Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoric in Shakespeare's Time : Literary Theory of Renaissance Europe . ... “ Teaching the Topics : Character , Rhetoric , and Liberal Education . ... Paralogic Rhetoric : A Theory of Communicative Interaction .

Author: Janice M. Lauer

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781932559064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

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Invention in Rhetoric and Composition examines issues that have surrounded historical and contemporary theories and pedagogies of rhetorical invention, citing a wide array of positions on these issues in both primary rhetorical texts and secondary interpretations. It presents theoretical disagreements over the nature, purpose, and epistemology of invention and pedagogical debates over such issues as the relative importance of art, talent, imitation, and practice in teaching discourse. After a discussion of treatments of invention from the Sophists to the nineteenth century, Invention in Rhetoric and Composition introduces a range of early twentieth-century multidisciplinary theories and calls for invention's awakening in the field of English studies. It then showcases inventional theories and pedagogies that have emerged in the field of Rhetoric and Composition over the last four decades, including the ensuing research, critiques, and implementations of this inventional work. As a reference guide, the text offers a glossary of terms, an annotated bibliography of selected texts, and an extensive bibliography. Janice M. Lauer is Professor of English, Emerita at Purdue University, where she was the Reece McGee Distinguished Professor of English. In 1998, she received the College Composition and Communication Conference's Exemplar Award. Her publications include Four Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context, Composition Research: Empirical Designs, and New Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention, as well as essays on rhetorical invention, disciplinarity, writing as inquiry, composition pedagogy, historical rhetoric, and empirical research.

Toward a Phenomenological Rhetoric

ity toward others and their views is not clear in Kent's depiction of paralogic rhetoric . Kent does admit that his and Davidson's externalist view of linguistic interchange as it develops knowledge and belief requires " us ... to make ...

Author: Barbara Couture

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809320332

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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This work presents a case for a phenomenological rhetoric. It shows how phenomenological philosophy might guide the theory and practice of rhetoric, reanimating its role in the human enterprise of seeking a shared truth.

The Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2012

In addition to Davidson and Richard Rorty's neo-pragmatism, Kent draws heavily from Jean-Francois Lyotard's theory of postmodern knowledge (from whom he gets the paralogy in “paralogic rhetoric”) and Lyotard's claim that the master ...

Author: Julia Voss

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 1602354979

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2012 represents the result of a nationwide conversation—beginning with journal editors, but expanding to teachers, scholars and workers across the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition—to select essays that showcase the innovative and transformative work now being published in the field’s independent journals. Representing both print and digital journals in the field, the essays featured here explore issues ranging from classroom practice to writing in global and digital contexts, from writing workshops to community activism. Together, the essays provide readers with a rich understanding of the present and future direction of the field. In addition to the introduction by Julia Voss and Beverly Moss, the anthology features work by the following authors and representing these journals: Jamie White-Farnham (Community Literacy Journal), Noah R. Roderick (Composition Forum), Kate Pantelides and Mariaelena Bartesaghi (Composition Studies), Heidi A. McKee (Computers and Composition), Rex Veeder (Enculturation), Matthew Pavesich (Journal of Basic Writing), Kelly S. Bradbury (The Journal of Teaching Writing), Derek N. Mueller (Kairos), Richard H. Thames (KB Journal), Jeanne Marie Rose (Pedagogy), and Melvette Melvin Davis (Reflections).

Writing Environments

Alternative Rhetorics: Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition. Albany: State U of New York P, 2001. Hindman, Jane E. “Making ... Paralogic Rhetoric: A Theory of Communicative Interaction. Cranbury, NJ: Associated UP, 1993. Kirsch, Gesa.

Author: Sidney I. Dobrin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791483894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

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"Writing Environments addresses the intersections between writing and nature through interviews with some of America's leading environmental writers. The interviews are followed by critical responses from writing scholars. This diverse range of voices speaks lucidly and captivatingly about topics such as place, writing, teaching, politics, race, and culture, and how these overlap in many complex ways."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Teachers Discourses and Authority in the Postmodern Composition Classroom

Influenced by pragmatism and antifoundationalism , Kent offers " paralogic rhetoric " derived from the Sophistic tradition as an alternative to " systemic rhetoric " based on the " PlatonicAristotelian rhetorical tradition ...

Author: Xin Liu Gale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791427668

Category: Education

Page: 201

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Examines the teacher’s role and the teacher’s authority in postmodern academic settings.